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medicare has issued a warning. what is that warning? is anyone listening? steve moore joins us live. steve is the senior economic writer for the "wall street journal" editorial page. center for medicare and medicaid service has a warning what is it? >> this bill is going to cost more than expected. this bill was intended to cut the costs of the health insurance system so we could all afford greater access to health care. what this medicare actuary said it is going to what they call ben the cost curve up to state cost will rise over time they won't fall down. that's what mr. obama said. they project over the next 10 years that the increase in the cost of medicare is going to be 200 billion dollars that a big number twice the size of the california budget. >> greta: is that in contrast to what the congressional budget office said? >> a higher number. >> greta: now we've got two very different numbers. did they use different methodology at arriving at the numbers? >> medicare they think the cost are going to accelerate more. remember there's two parallel programs there's medicare they didn't
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and think it's a terrible proposal. it's gonna cut medicare, raise taxes and insurance premiums they want us to stop it. all of a sudden they realize there's an election where we can have an impact on it. quite a phenomenon. >> brit: let's assume the election is held and brown is the apparently winner, republican brown. what does that mean for the term in office of paul kirk the interim senator, the democrat serving out the balance of senator kennedy's -- late senator kennedy's term? does his term end on the day of the election so that whether the new senator's seated or not, do you not? >> interesting academic question. what we have to do is wait until the election is held and focus on that first step is to see what the people of massachusetts say tuesday. then everybody will be looking at the pros says after that >> brit: is there any doubt in your mind that the winner, if it's brown would be sworn in promptly? in time to vote on the next -- in the next round of votes on health care? >> the winner whoever it is, should be sworn in promptly, there are ways democrats could interrupt that pro
, or medicare-eligible, call now for free information. and get what you need to make health care decisions... that work for you. you don't even have to be an aarp member to call. all you have to do is be yourself. and, if you have any questions about medicare, call today and get your free copy of "medicare made clear," by unitedhealth educational publishing group. it will help you better understand all your choices. so don't wait. call today for your free guide. >>> breaking news on andrea mitchell reports, president obama will speak at any moment now from the white house about the situation in haiti. today, in a phone call to the haitian president, president obama pledged full support in the quake recovery effort. and we've just learned the united states military is now distributing first aid in a massive effort to help haiti. the situation there is growing more desperate by the minute. but the race to get aid inside haiti is being complicated by major obstacles, most notably, the lack of infrastructure, the death toll now estimated at 50,000 to 100,000 by some aid groups, u.n. peacekeepe
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at the healthcare bill and think it's a terrible proposal, that is going to cut medicare and raise taxes and raise insurance premiums. they want us to stop it. all of a sudden they realize there is an election somewhere in the country where you can effect -- where you can have an impact on it. so it's quite a phenomena. >> let's assume that the election is held and brown is the apparent winner, republican brown. when does that mean for the term in office of paul kirk who is the interim senator, the democrat serving out the balance of senator kennedy's, late senator kennedy's term? does his term end on the day of the election so that whether the in senator is seated or not? do you know? >> it's an interesting academic question. what we have to do is wait until the election is held and then focus on that. the first step is see what the people of massachusetts say on tuesday and then everybody will be looking at the proto ses for swearing in the new senator after that. >> is there any doubt in your mind the winner, if it's brown, would be sworn in promptly, in time to vote on the next, in the next ro
it mean for obama? obama is just trying to perpetrate big government. obama is trying to cut medicare. there's some who think if obama loses, we win. >> sean: joining me reaction to all this karl rove the architect. i guess talking in the third person -- did you notice how angry he was today? >> yeah, absolutely. he did try and cut medicare. there was a reason people were saying that he laid out a plan to cut medicare by 456 billion dollars. of course people were saying obama is trying to cut medicare. i was amazed about that speech, he went on to say, look i've been trarpbs transparent in washington that's why people -- why people are up sent. didn't we see him conduct negotiations on the health care bill behind closed doors not on c-span as he promised? he said i'm the guy cutting waste and fraud out of the government. please, tell us where mr. president? last year he said i'm going to cut 100 million dollars in savings out of the budget that was 0.0003/100 of 1% of the budget. 3 vannatter 1,000% of the budget. it took weeks. finally he said i've been confronted on health care by th
government. obama is trying to cut medicare. there's some who think if obama loses, we win. >> sean: joining me reaction to all this karl rove the architect. i guess talking in the third person -- did you notice how angry he was today? >> yeah, absolutely. he did try and cut medicare. there was a reason people were saying that he laid out a plan to cut medicare by 456 billion dollars. of course people were saying obama is trying to cut medicare. i was amazed about that speech, he went on to say, look i've been trarpbs transparent in washington that's why people -- why people are up sent. didn't we see him conduct negotiations on the health care bill behind closed doors not on c-span as he promised? he said i'm the guy cutting waste and fraud out of the government. please, tell us where mr. president? last year he said i'm going to cut 100 million dollars in savings out of the budget that was 0.0003/100 of 1% of the budget. 3 vannatter 1,000% of the budget. it took weeks. finally he said i've been confronted on health care by the special interests. were you the guy who started off by putting
has a sweetheart deal to let people out of medicare advantage. he has a deal for a number of counties in florida. 13 different democrat senators have said, we want something special for us. harry reid said if you didn't get something special for you, you are not doing a good job. >> greta: did any republican senator get any special care in this health care bill? >> not that i saw. i think the bill is terrible and i think the republicans uniformly saw that, it raises taxes, cuts medicare and it is going to cause families in america to have their premiums go up and even the medicare people say that >> greta: do you believe that senator ben nelson we he accepted his 300 million, do you believe he was thinking that every state should and would get that? >> no, not at all. >> greta: what is that? >> winston churchill would have called it a term logical inexactitude. he to come up with something that's the best he could come up with. he said on the principle of where he stood on federal funding and abortion. then he gives into language not the language that people who feel that way wanted.
looked at this health care bill and think it's a terrible proposal. it's gonna cut medicare, raise taxes and insurance premiums they want us to stop it. all of a sudden they realize there's an election where we can have an impact on it. quite a phenomenon. >> brit: let's assume the election is held and brown is the apparently winner, republican brown. what does that mean for the term in office of paul kirk the interim senator, the democrat serving out the balance of senator kennedy's -- late senator kennedy's term? does his term end on the day of the election so that whether the new senator's seated or not, do you not? >> interesting academic question. what we have to do is wait until the election is held and focus on that first step is to see what the people of massachusetts say tuesday. then everybody will be looking at the pros says after that >> brit: is there any doubt in your mind that the winner, if it's brown would be sworn in promptly? in time to vote on the next -- in the next round of votes on health care? >> the winner whoever it is, should be sworn in promptly, there are way
done more with cost containment or fixing medicare which is already broken instead of just expanding it. there's something in between doing nothing and just doing this bill, isn't there? >> of course, there's always something in between. and i think that the president spent a good deal of time trying to find a bipartisan solution, dealing with senator collins, senator grassley. come on, he spent the whole summer. i mean, i was pulling my hair out by the end of july or the beginning of august that they were still in this kind of scrum with the republican members on the finance committee. >> do you remember hanging on every word grassley said, every word snowe said? >> not really. >> collins? >> not really. >> a long time ago. >> so i think they tried. and at the end of the day, the republicans made a decision that they were just going to be at opposition and hoped that as rush limbaugh famously said, that the president would fail. >> oh, okay. all right. >> that's their political strategy. >> let me ask you -- well, because they could honestly believe that some of these things aren't the
insurance and effort to fix the earlier cuts to doctors under medicare, all of which can add to costs but are not counted. >> we believe the american people need to understand that then the cost to government state and federal is $2.1 trillion. >> perhaps we should call this the mark mcgwire bill. why? because spending is on steroids and there is no transparency. >> the president wasn't at the meeting the entire time but the meeting went on for hours as the democrats struggled to find common ground between the house and senate. new york democrat charles rangel says the democrats are facing serious problems on both sides of the capital. getting a bill passed at all. tomorrow, the president will try to improve the chances by going to capitol hill to make a personal plea to all house democrats. bret? >> bret: okay. we'll stay on it. jim, thank you. we will look at the effect of the haiti earthquake and the u.s. response when the fox all-stars join me after the break. ooo >>> this is a time when we're reminded of the common humanity that we all share. with just a few hundred miles of ocea
, it will raise taxes, it will hurt medicare, it will destroy jobs and run our nation deeper into debt. >> welcome back to "hardball" live from doyle's cafe in boston. what is that republican victory for scott brown in massachusetts mean? joining me now political analyst lawrence o'donnell. if you were back here advises these senators, how auto would you do it? >> my advice was always confidential. i don't see any way you go forward from here with health care. now i'm not saying they can't do it. i've run bills through the senate in reconciliation. i've done them without reconciliation that needed 60-vote thresholds to get over. i know every procedure that's available now. i don't know one that can work. within the reconciliation procedure, what everyone always forgets that every single day, usually several times a day, there are 60 vote thresholds that you have to clear. these are parliamentary procedural thresholds that get thrown inside the reconciliation process and, yes, you only need 51 at the end and you don't need a closure vote to get to that 51, but you have several procedural votes that
along the party line on cap and trade and obama care and higher taxes and cutting medicare. they are going to say no to does things. i think when the politicking time comes they are going to say i don't think i want to invite barack obama to come into my district, he does not make things happen. >> sean: amazing turn around one year ago think of where we were in the country. there's been talk about how this impacts health care. nancy pelosi said earlier today that health care will go for. other congressmen says it does not. then there's talk about she nan agains that they won't seat brown right away if he has the victory tonight if they play any shenanigans what does that do to the mood of the electorate, which is clearly pretty angry and pretty anti-the democrats' agenda? >> i would be surprised, the democrats have been talking what they would do if scott brown became elected how they would get their health care through despite the will of the people. if they play the kind of she nan -- shenanigans you described it will show the arrogance which has lead to brown's victory
and res regulation out there. >> humana is up nicely and they have a big medicare advantage program. look at other side of this. the hospital stocks have been under pressure here today like universal health or tenet health care. why has that -- why would they be under pressure at this point? because with no health care reform, less people might be insured so that expense wouldn't be alalleviated. that would be an issue for them as well. each if the republicans win, a number of people noted the house could pass the senate bill that was already passed and simply move on to president obama for his signature. that would be politically con ro veshl. japan airlines declaring bankruptcy. what? the japanese bailed them out four times in ten years and this time they just cut them loose and decided to let them go. that sent shock waves through the industry. amr and delta, by the way, are vying for a close relationship with japan airlines. amr already has one. the important thing is we're looking for some signs that maybe they could get a deeper relationship in the future here. we'll get amr and con
assistance getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. >> shannon: there's one report saying the arctic will be without nice a matter of decades. whether global warming is to blame sauls a heated subject. former astronaut has seen the polar icecaps from outer space he joins us with a different perspective. welcom
.m., and join cnn when the polls close. the entire time is on that story. medicare. it doesn't cover everything. >>> well, a bit of relief in quake-ravaged haiti. survivors jammed the fence of the presidential palace and cheer as scores of u.s. paratroopers land on the palace grounds. some haitians welcomed the troops, hoping they'll stem outbreaks of looting and violence. others say what's needed is not more troops but more food and water and medical supplies. relief supplies may be slow in coming, but they are on their way, and air force cargo planes dropped about 55,000 pounds of food and bottled water into haiti yesterday. a lot of you may be wondering just where the aid is going. four food distribution points have been set up by the u.n. world food program in port-au-prince. you can see those locations on the map. the u.n. says all four should be up and running in the coming days. >>> now, folks trying to help out in haiti have hit all kinds of roadblocks. some literal, some avoidable, some not. former ambassador to haiti, william jones, he's a former u.s. ambassador to haiti, williams jon
in afghanistan at large? answers, next. who need assistance getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. patti ann: this is a "fox news alert," new video into "america's newsroom" from a taliban attack in the afghan capital. watch what came they've salts from an overseas news agency. >> taking positions on rooft
lieberman and senator nelson. the other thing is to start over again and add medicare, add 55-year-olds up to medicare, which is what the senate was thinking about doing in the first place. there's a big advantage if you do that. you don't get universal insurance and insurance reform, but the senate bill has very little reform in it anyway. you get per insured rate away who can't get it because they're over 55. i think that kind of approach is the kind of approach i would use. get it done, have it easy to understand. the expansion of medicare is easy to understand. we can run it through reconciliation pretty quickly. you don't have a choice. if you're going to get anything done in the senate from this point on, it's going to be through reconciliation. >> governor dean, thank you very much. we have to take a quick break right now, and we'll be checking in with scott brown's headquarters. hevy tahoe, south on i-75, near exit 5. we're on it. onstar, we may have that tahoe. ok, i'll flash the lights. we got it. it's in the clear. i'm sending a signal to cut the power. we got him. mr. ross, the
. if you're over 65, have diabetes and are on medicare, call now and we'll send you a free meter. it offers alternate site testing, so you can test on your arm. no more pricking your fingers. so it's less painful. it makes a big difference. and to make it even less painful, the cost of your diabetes testing supplies may be covered by medicare. join over a million others who have chosen liberty medical. call now and get your free meter. plus, for a limited time, get a free cookbook when you join. call the number on your screen. >> neil: tune to massachusetts now. the fate of the senate race in the hands of voters. turn-out said to be twice the amount of the primaries. even foul weather not apparently keeping them away. what i love about this event is it gets the campaign karl cameron in full-throttle motion. he's in the thick of it all. the best at it. delighted to say he joins us now from boston. karl, what can you tell us? >> reporter: hi, neil. it's massachusetts. there aren't supposed to be elections in january in massachusetts. this is an historic special election to fill ted kennedy's
from, you know, the senate version where ben nelson took $100 million medicare and medicaid payoff and decided to sign on the dotted line. how does it get there the house now? >> well, i hope that bart stupak remains stalworth. the problem with so many moderate democrats we have seen them fold every time. ben nelson did. now he has a huge backlash from his constituents. not just on the bribery part, but also on the abortion funding part of it as well. he's retreating. he's saying now he's saying oh, i think everybody should get the same deal i did. how are they going to pay for that on top of that? how is it going to get through? well, of course, the democrats who are in full freak-out mode are gaming this all out. it's possible that the senate might try to force the house to swallow what they put through. so they could expedite it on the timeline. but i think another thing that people have to worry about here is what is going on, on the ground, in massachusetts over this weekend? we talked about the unions, the service employees international union. they will be putting at least 3
of medicare and capped out of pocket expenses. there is a range of things that will become law. when the president signs this bill, not in four years, but immediately. if we don't pass it, it will live as a negative caricature in people's minds. terrible mistake. >> here's my advice. it's worth what i give you. it's free and maybe it's worth that. it seems to me this administration is perceived to be activists when it comes to government. progressive, if you will. it believes in positive government. the only question will be the same in november. the voters know about your administration. do you believe about getting things done for the country? the only question is open to the voters. not whether you are progressive or not, but whether you are successful or not. you might as well go for it. you might as well. great to have you on. >> thank you. >> thank you for coming on "hardball." does scott brown's victory mean health care reform is dead or can the democrats keep it alive? let's talk about it with the go former governor of vermont, howard dean that started this years ago. you are
this more complicated than it needs to be. we've abandoned some of the principles like expanding medicare. a lot of voters don't like the direction we're going on health care. but if we don't have 60 votes -- i keep hearing the senators say without 60, they can't pass anything. well, it looks like they may not have 60. >> do you know what the speaker's talking about when she says it will happen one way or the other? >> they're talking about the negotiations at the white house, it seems to have a flavor of whistling past the graveyard. i don't think negotiating around the 60 vote senate majority makes a lot of sense, late tonight -- i hope that martha coakley wins, but if we don't, it dramatically changes the environment. look, the republicans have said that if they get this 41st vote, they're going to use it to kill health care. i think we should take them at their word. >> what do you do? do progressive members agree to pass the senate bill? or do they hope to finetune something and use reconciliation? do you punt? what do you do? >> i think we need to take a step back and get the messag
that conference the difference between your expenses and what medicare is willing to cover every other company in america gets socked with tax on those except mutual of omaha. he had three deals, blue cross/ blew shield mutual of omaha gets exempted. and then we had cornhusker kickback in which the state of nebraska the cost of medicaid expansion paid for guy by the federal government. >> greta: now special behind the scenes closed door no c-span transparency deal. >> coming up, blistering. white house senior adviser david axelrod secures. >> plus, neck-and-neck senate race in massachusetts. polls open in four days and the panic is on. tonight new surprising information on the hottest political race in the country. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing the l-new lexus gx. ♪ it has the agility to avoid the unexpected... ♪ ...the power to take on a mission, and the space to accommodate precious cargo, because every great action hero needs a vehicle. ♪ annouto get out of asks,those tubs? time because every great action hero needs a vehicle. man: when we want. man: when we're in the mood. woman
a sweetheart deal to let people out of medicare advantage there. is a sweetheart deal for a number of counties in florida. 13 different senators said we want something special for us. and said if you didn't get it you're not doing a good job. >> did any republican senator get a special deal in this bill? >> not that i saw. i think the bill is terrible and republicans uniformly saw that. which is why all 40 of us voted against it. it raises taxes and going to cause families in america to have their premium goes up. >> do you believe that senator ben nelson when he accepted his $300 million deal, do you believe that he, at the time was thinking every state should and would get that? >> no. >> that is -- what is that? what is that? >> winston churchhill would have called it. >> this is like, he's come up with this now. >> well, you laugh. >> he had to come up with something that. inteft he can come up with. he said he's going to withhold the vote on the principle of where he stood on federal funding and abortion. then, all of a sudden gives into language that is not the language people wanted and
and are on medicare, call now and we'll send you a free meter. it offers alternate site testing, so you can test on your arm. no more pricking your fingers. so it's less painful. it makes a big difference. and to make it even less painful, the cost of your diabetes testing supplies may be covered by medicare. join over a million others who have chosen liberty medical. call now and get your free meter. plus, for a limited time, get a free cookbook when you join. call the number on your screen. @ú get wrapped up in the luscious taste of butternut squash, blended with delicate herbs. v8 golden butternut squash. from campbell's. a soup so velvety and delicious you won't be able to contain yourself. campbell's v8 soups. or annuity over 10 or even 20 years? call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today.
in the room. that's wrong. especially when you are looking at 50 billion dollars cuts in medicare, 500 billion dollars cuts in medicare, 8% tax increases, people that do have a health care plan, they want to tax them this is wrong. we need people to have the benefit of seeing what is going on behind closed doors. no secret deals. >> greta: congressman, i know you need the 218 votes, are you willing to tell us who refused to sign it? i guess we can figure it out. any specific people? some may try to dodge you and avoid you. can we get the names of those who flat out say no? >> yeah, you can go to buchanan.house.government, we got 88 members yesterday. go to my website, and look who has signed and who hasn't. and who hasn't, especially we need conservative democrats. if we can get the 218 we'll get c pan in the room. we'll get the american -- get c-span in the room. we'll get the american weighing in that's the rightning for america. >> greta: which dream -- democratic is strongest on your so side >> taylor, schumer has signed on my resolution before. there's a few democrats we've identified 37
him to pass the overhaul on healthcare. >> when you have that no medicare for nebraska and seiu doesn't have to pay the cadillac tax. when you have those three things, even people in massachusetts and cambridge with their little lattes, that is not change we can believe in. >> with the volunteers row vol. >> bill: even the pinheads at the school. >> be for real. you have been inside the sausage factory and you know how legislation gets made. >> bill: change you can believe in is change you can believe it. don't give me sausage factory. >> mary katharine is right on the -- medicare prescription drug coverage, he didn't even provide for the added cost to the government. >> bill: all anybody remembers is the guy was running around for a year, barack obama, going say, i'm not like the others, i'm a good guy and i will bring in hope that you can believe and cake. >> he also said he would bring in bipart stanship. >> bill: i don't care about that because you can't biv in a bipartisanship. >> i think it would have helped him on healthcare if he had some republicans. by letting pelosi and rei
security and medicare tax since 1965 for the same religious reasons. in paradise pennsylvania, molly henneberg, fox news. >> inflation rose by a modest one-tenth of a percentage point in december capping off a year in which consumer prices were up 7.2%. industrial production was up last month, the sixth straight monthly gain. stocks tumbled on the final day of the week. the dow lost 101 points. the s&p dropped 12.5. and nasdaq gave back 28 3/4. it may not be the "west side story" but lives of barack obama and rush limbaugh are about to take the stage as musicals and an award winning actor has a bizarre explanation for the haiti earthquake. get wrapped up in the luscious taste of butternut squash, blended with delicate herbs. v8 golden butternut squash. from campbell's. a soup so velvety and delicious you won't be able to contain yourself. campbell's v8 soups. is enjoying it together. and right now, a complete seafood dinner for two is just $29.99 at red lobster. you both get a fresh salad and irresistible cheddar bay biscuits... two entrees from a menu of classic favorites and new cr
as to what's going to happen to the medicare advantage program. there are deals being made, as i understand, that are not going to have a program with the medicare advantage program. people are not being told what's going on, and that's the biggest concern. not knowing. the seniors have always had a bright outlook on our government, and i think that that is changing -- or has changed in this last two years because of the fact that we have people going behind closed doors, governor -- i mean pelosi, reid and obama, if they lived in the state of wisconsin, where we have what's called an open meeting law, they would be sued so fast they would not know what happened to them. i am so disappointed, along with my friends and neighbor s. i live -- i have a medicare advantage plan, and it's network health insurance. they are located in menash, wisconsin, in my back yard. they have taken care of their clientele, they're interested in our health issues. now, aarp is affiliated with united health, they are one of the biggest insurance companies in the united states. isn't it interesting, united health
the bill, they understand the taxes and half a trillion dollars cut in medicare. they get it. the bill is a loser and if it's a loser in massachusets, imagine what it is in missouri and mississippi and montana. jieg jieg -- gregg: i've got to stop you there. you're the guy that said coakley ran an abysmal campaign, deplete with joe biden like a gas every day, so would republicans miscalculate if they were to read this race as a microcosm of the larger national political mood? >> absolutely. first of all you have to understand how hard it is for a democrat to lose in massachusets. every congressman is a democrat. 90 percent of the legislature is democrat. she didn't run the hindenberg campaign, she didn't run a titanic campaign, she ran the hindenberg running into the titanic campaign. gregg: i think you're reading into much into it. >> i think republicans need a learn a lesson, scott brown, a republican that reflects local values, he's not a conservative, he's a new england republican, it is an easy to get, friendly guy. you can't be the most angry guy in the man and win. gregg: i'm g
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a more rarified tax on the rich or a medicare payroll tax applied either to high income earners or unearned income, capital gains. various reports today suggest the final bill -- and this would be the final, final bill -- could go to the congressional budget office as early as this weekend presuming deals are struck on other issues including immigration and abortion and whether insurance plans are offered and regulated on a state level or national one, not to mention a new hitch, the inclusion today of senator joe lieberman in these talks as well, rollcall.com reporting talks were to resume tonight at 9:00 p.m. and lieberman is now in the mix because he is again seen as a linchpin for passage. addressing house democrats tonight, the president sought to reassure them not only that he knows what a bruising fight health care reform has been for them but promising he will campaign across the country to defend it and said he would love to fight republicans on whether to roll back the reforms the democrats hope to enact. >> i know everybody in the media is all in a tizzy. oh, what's t
extended the life of medicare and tapped out expenses. when the president signs this bill, not in fewer four years but immediately, if we don't pass the bill, it's going to live as a negative characterure in people's minds. terrible mistake. >> it's free and maybe it's worth that. but it seems to me this administration is perceived to be activists when it comes to government, progressive, if you will. it believes in positive government. the only question and that question will be the same in november. the voters know that. do you believe trying to do good things at the federal level. the only question to the voters is not whether you are progressive or effective. if you succeed or not. >> right. >> you might as well go for it. thank you, david axelrod. >> thank you. >> thank you for coming on "hardball." >>> coming up, does scott brown's victory in massachusetts mean health care reform is dead or can the democrat come up with plan "b" to keep it alive. let's talk about it with howard dean, one of the guys who started this health care push years ago. you are watching "hardball" only on m
to serial corruption beginning with the carve-out for medicare people primarily in florida. followed by the $300 million followed by the $300 million to get senator landrieu's vote in louisiana. followed by the $1 billion over a decade, purchase of senator nelson's vote from nebraska. followed by the payoff to the unions, which is the least they could get, considering they have given $400 million to democrats. >> first of all, radical -- >> republicans do, too, when they're in charge. every law -- it doesn't matter. >> pharmaceutical industry was last seen in this town, rallying around a special fund-raiser for mrs. coakley in massachusetts. >> first of all, i wish the health care negotiations would be on c-span. the idea that this bill is radical, is laughable. medicare for all, which is part of the dna of our country, is what should be on the tabl instead, this has been diluted. mostly by lobbyists and by obstructionist democrats, too. the deal that labor got is good i will admit. the deal that labor got is good for all middle-class americans. middle-class americans who have been s
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and gross military spending and cut medicare, you know, all of that stuff. well, evelyn, there are clearly limits. we don't want to go to selling babies, but is this okay, what we're hearing? >> i think this is okay. what the governments are not operating under the assumption that this is the only thing they're going to do and it'd be great if we could, obviously, ban all of these things and that would be fine and people saw it, but honestly that's not going to happen. we are going to have to make some money off the markets and why not? if these governments are cash strapped like in california, like in washington, why not think creatively and think of the new markets and if the public is ready for it and if they think they can regulate responsibly, why not? >> steve, the late great editor of forbes magazine jim michaels use today say he's all for the libertarian solutions for legalization of prostitution and at least that's an honest way to make money as opposed to politicians. >> if they get this money they'll spend and spend more and next thing we'll have is big aam i. the license fees y
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